The mossy red-eyed frog (Duellmanohyla soralia) is one of hundreds of species threatened by a virulent fungus that may be responsible for 90 extinctions in the past 50 years.Jonathan E. Kolby/Honduras Amphibian Rescue & Conservation Center.
Florida's native green treefrog (Hyla cinerea) is no match in size to exotic Cuban Tree Frogs or Cane Toads.
Cuban Tree Frogs (Osteopilus septentrionalis) have invaded Florida, brought in by travel and trade. The frogs brought pathogens with them, and they eat native tree frogs. Photo: Phillip Lott
An Oriental fire-bellied toad (Bombina orientalis), which was imported into Europe from South Korea. Photo: Frank Pasmans
A Cuban Tree Frog warms itself on a cool Florida night, with Christmas lights.
Photo: James Snyder.
Espada's marsupial frog, near the Gocta Waterfall in the Chachapoyas province of Peru. Photo: Tiffany Kosch.
A lungless Ensatina salamander common on the West Coast. A fungus related to the one that threatens salamanders has wiped out entire populations of frogs. Photo: Tiffany Yap.
A western red-backed salamander found near Portland, Oregon. Parts of North America are at risk of a fungal outbreak that is deadly to salamanders. Photo: Todd W. Pierson, University of Georgia.
Mapping the threat of Bsal to North American salamanders.
(A) Bsal habitat suitability model based on 133 carrier occurrences and six bioclimatic variables. (B) Salamander species-richness map. (C) Salamander Bsal vulnerability model. Major ports (black squares) for salamander imports. Port 6 represents Mexico City. Read the full study here: Averting a North American biodiversity crisis.